Baked Breaded Shrimp

My daughter loves popcorn shrimp...the kind that's deep-fried in a restaurant or from a box in the freezer section.  Shrimp is so good for you, but the rest of it...well, you know.  So I wanted to make it for her in the hopes that she could enjoy one of her favorites without all the fat and badness that comes from deep frying.  She didn't like it as well as the bad-for-you kind, but I thought they turned out fantastic.  If you like breaded shrimp, give this a try. 

1 bag of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 egg
panko breadcrumbs
Old Bay seasoning
garlic powder

Rinse your peeled shrimp.  Cut each shrimp in half to make two.  Put the raw shrimp in a ziplok bag.  Whisk the egg, add it to the bag of shrimp.  Work the egg through to make sure all of the shrimp are coated.

Mix your breadcrumbs and seasonings in a shallow dish.  Add a handful of the shrimp, make sure each one is coated well with the breadcrumbs.  Place the shrimp on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and lightly browned.


cre8sart said... make them a lil could try using just egg white instead of whole egg (or eggbeaters work too) Also, I like to use Fiber One - original...throw it through a food processor or blender til breadcrumb consistency. Add some of that to your panko...adds a lil extra fiber. (I buy the cereal and grind the whole box up and keep it in a baggie or plastic container and use it in place of some or all breadcrumbs.

May 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

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